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for the show about which we are very glad and excited. new york's governor andrew cuomo is going to be joining us live in just a couple of minutes. >>> governor christie throughout this process has been responsive. he's been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm. and i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. >> i think this is our sixth conversation since the weekend, and it's been a great working relationship to make sure that we're doings jobs people elected us to do. i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for people of our state. >> president obama and new jersey's republican governor chris christie expressing mutual appreciation for one another yesterday, talking about the joint, federal and state response to hurricane sandy. this hurricane is obviously a huge and extreme weather event. but it is moments like that, moments like that that make this what is known in politic
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which we are very glad and excited. new york's governor andrew cuomo is going to be joining us live in just a couple of minutes. i love to eat. i love hanging out with my friends. i have a great fit with my dentures. i love kiwis. i've always had that issue with the seeds getting under my denture. super poligrip free -- it creates a seal of the dentures in my mouth. even well-fitting dentures let in food particles. super poligrip is zinc free. with just a few dabs, it's clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. super poligrip free made the kiwi an enjoyable experience. [ charlie ] try zinc free super poligrip. >>> governor christie throughout this process has been responsive. he's been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm. and i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. >> i think this is our sixth conversation since the weekend, and it's been a great worki
from sandy still coming. new york governor andrew cuomo is expected to address the media shortly. we will monitor what he says and bring you late details should the governor make news. bellevue right now evacuating patients. 700 patients in all. this will be going on all night long after a day of running the generator. the rooftop generators with buckets of fuel from the basement passed hand to hand up 13 flights of stairs, if you can imagine. and now traffic in manhattan jammed solid. the subways expected to start to come on-line tomorrow, but in a very, very limited way. people now jamming buses or simply walking. things are improving slightly in places. but this crisis is far from over and it is evolving almost minute by minute. we have all of the angles starting with president obama and new jersey governor chris christie. with the election near but the disaster now two political rivals joined hands and got to work. they saw a shoreline battered beyond recognition, almost beyond belief. mile after mile of destruction. home after home, life after life. on the ground at a local shel
andrew cuomo says many people on long island have not yet had power restored because their homes are too unsafe. >>> former republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan says he was shocked about not winning the election. president obama won virtually every critical battleground state including ohio. ryan says that is the moment they realized things were going south. >> when the numbers came in going the other direction we saw the kind of turnout that was occurring in urban areas which were fairly unprecedented. it did come as a bit of a shock. >> ryan may have come up short on the vice presidential bid but he will continue to hold his seat in congress. >> a big honor for oakland a's manager. gary has that story ahead. plus a heavy weight battle in college basketball as duke battles kentucky. all the sports coming up. #úfó [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in
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, still coming. new york governor andrew cuomo expecting to be briefing the media shortly. we'll bring you late-breaking details. the national guard is out in force in hoboken, across the river, a long line of ambulances, outside another big manhattan hospital, bellevue, right now, evacuating patients. 700 patients in all, this will be going on all night long after a day of running the generator, the rooftop generator with buckets of fuel from the basement, passed hand to hand up 13 flights of stairs if you can imagine. there's that and there is this. traffic in manhattan, jammed solid. subways expected to come online tomorrow in a very limited way. people jamming buses or simply walking. things are improving, slightly in places. but this crisis is far from over, and it is evolving almost minute by minute. all of the angles tonight, starting with president obama and new jersey governor chris christie. with the election near, but the disaster now, two political rivals joined hands and got to work. they saw a shoreline battered beyond recognition, almost beyond belief. mile after mile of des
. this is what the neighborhood looks like now. governor andrew cuomo walked the ground today and heard remarkable stories of heroism. the fire started about 11:00 when the hurricane was at its height. by the time firefighters made their way here, water pipes were bursting. and there was little pressure in the hydrants. they laid hoses in the rising water and used the flood to fight the fire. assistant chief is the incident commander. what did it took like? >> like a blow torch. fire, flames shooting up in the air 100 feet and moving quickly to the west driven by the hurricane. >> winds of something like 80 miles per hour blowing this fire. >> exactly. the winds coming off the ocean, very intense flames blowing from the southeast. we had two fronts of fire we had to deal with. >> when it comes to residential fires in new york city, where does this one rank? >> as far as i know unless you want to go back into the 1800s this is probably the biggest private residential fire that was had at least in modern times. >> the biggest one in new york city in modern times. how many houses destroyed
gasolina, por lo cual el gobernador de nueva york, andrew cuomo dijo que al menos 4 millones de galones de combustible fueron distribuidos, para ello se cuenta el desplazamiento de camiones de gasolina que repartirán gasolina por la gran manzana, porciones de connecticut y nueva jersey, el gobernador también dijo qo que para combatir la crisis se repartirán 12 millsdmillones de galones en los próximos días, también el gobernador de nueva jersey, chris christie dijo que en 12 condados los vehículos que abastecan de combustible si su placa termina en número par. >>> el presidente barack obama dijo desde ohio que el país está listo para dar apoyo a los afectados para la labor del huracán sandy y agradeció el apoyo de equipos de rescate y ayuda a las víctimas, el centro médico langore de nueva york que que tuvo que evacuar unos 300 pacientes, dijo que todas las áreas están en servicio, y otros hospitales dicen que están listas sus instalaciones para las próximas dos semanas. >>> el gobernador de nueva jersey, chris christie extendió la votación para dos días más, es la in
york city alone, governor andrew cuomo estimates that 30,000 to 40,000 people could need housing. >> people are in homes that are un un uninhabitable. it's going to be increasingly clear that they're uninhabitable when the temperature goes down and they can't heat their homes. then we'll need to find housing for thousands right away. >> they've restored service to more than 75% of the customers in new york, but the millions who remain without power now have to deal with the cold front. forecasters say temperatures are expected to drop below freezing tonight and tomorrow evening. the american red cross is moving 80,000 blankets into the region ahead of colder weather. >>> let's head to belmar, new jersey now. that part of the jersey shore was hit pretty hard. what kind of progress are you able to see at this juncture? >> reporter: well, you're looking down ocean avenue here behind me. this was the beating heart, really, of the shoreline in belmar, no doubt about that, their boardwalk completely ripped up. they have a couple of lakes inland in this town. they filled up with water.
that climate change is a reality, extreme weather is a reality. >> new york governor andrew cuomo also said that 100-year storms are coming every two years. hate to bring his name up, but how or predicted this. -- al gore predicted this. >> he sure did. >> they have seeress in the netherlands -- sea barriers in the netherlands. >> this may not be a question of the sea barriers. this heavy jet stream that came through -- that is caused by some of the warming taking place in the arctic. hence global warming is a problem. >> but back to al gore. al gore dinot talk about the environment when he was running for president, and these guys did not talk -- >> when he was running in 1988 he talked about it. >> when you have the mitt romney as governor running against this obama, their positions would not have been different mitt romney ndorser of cap- and-trade. >> tre ia hu disconnect, because the political culture is still full of deniers and politicians reflect that. unbelievable to go through three talktes and not about climate change at all. >> there has been a lot of advertising by interest gro
york governor andrew cuomo says the fuel shortage that's led to long lines could go on for days, and he warned those taking mass transit this morning can expect a lot more company as people find other ways to go to work and students return to school. in new jersey, the odd-even licensing plate rationing order remains in effect. many banks who waive fees say they'll extend those breaks until wednesday, and a massive crane dangling over a new york city high-rise since last monday has now been secured. and that means, people living and working near the site will finally be allowed to return. >>> viewers of our nbc universal telethon special hurricane sandy coming together donated nearly $23 million to the american red cross. it was the highest number of donations made by phone, text, and online to the red cross in five years. if you'd like to make a donation or find out more information, you can also head to the web. check out nbcnews.com. >>> more than a thousand runners who lost out on their chance to run in this year's new york city marathon joined together in a different kind of race o
of commission. the governor is relaxing the rules so voters won't be shut out. andrew cuomo issued an executive order allowing residents in areas affected by the storm to vote at any station. officials in neighboring new jersey are also making it easier for people to cast ballots. more than 60 polling stations in new york city are still unusable because of flooding or lack of electricity. workers have set up alternative sites. the voting process in manhattan and the city's other boroughs has become more high-tech. people will be using a new electronic system. they mark paper ballots then insert those into a scanner. it's the first time the system people will use the system in a u.s. presidential election. the results will start streaming in tuesday evening in united states. obama and romney will watch the returns come in from their respective home bases, chicago and boston. obama arrived in his hometown early in the morning with the first lady. the latest polls suggest the president and his republican rival remain locked in a dead heat. obama spent the final campaign day visiting three swing st
in damage and economic loss." that was new york governor andrew cuomo. in related news, governor cuomo fired the state director of emergency management this week. cuomo says the director used a crew to remove a tree from his own home following the storm. meanwhile, the storm hurt revenues at united airlines. the airline said this week that revenue is down by $90 million. united was forced to cancel around 5300 flights. and, some automakers estimate 16,000 new vehicles were ruined by sandy. that number is likely to rise when gm and ford release estimates of losses. thanksgiving dinner will cost a bit more this year because of the rising cost of turkey. a 16-pound bird will set you back $22.23 - a per-pound increase of 4 cents since last year. the average thanksgiving dinner for ten is $49.48 according to the american farm bureau, which notes that price is less than a 1% increase. on the bright side, the prices of whipping cream, fresh cranberries and pumpkin pie mix have all fallen since last year. mcdonald's faced a mcdrop this week. mcdonald's saw same-store sales decline for the first time
andrew cuomo plans to request at least $30 billion in federal disaster aid two weeks after superstorm sandy. according to a new york state official be the money will be used to help rebuild bridges, subways, commuter rail lines and homes. thousands of homes and businesses are still without electricity, but crews hope to have power restored to most of them by tomorrow night. >>> two weeks now. that is a long time. >> no kidding. >> do they call this a crisp autumn day? >> i was freezing. whatever they call it. i'm still cold. very cold starts to the morning now as we're seeing some patchy frost showing up in some of the valleys. beginning to thaw out as we head into the noon hour. lots of sunshine over san jose and the temperatures beginning to warm up a little bit outside. 60 degrees in oakland, 60 degrees in san jose. and 57 degrees in san francisco. as you look toward the bay and right toward the golden gate bridge, we've got mostly clear skies. partly cloudy and again it is going to be a chilly night. you may see some of the temperatures down in the 30s and 40s in some of the valle
. (together) happy. i love logistics. >>> some stories making news, new york governor andrew cuomo wants $3$30 billion in federal d to rebuild after sandy, all new jersey drivers can now buy gasoline today as rationing e s ends. >>> over the next decade, ufrs oil output is expected to surpass saudi arabia, and by 2020 the u.s. could become the largest oil producer in the world. >>> kevin clash, the voice of elmo obsess my street, is take ing a leave of absence after allegations surfaced of a relationship with an underaged male. clash admits to the relationship but said it was between two consenting adults. >>> the word of the year in the oxford american dictionary for 2012 is gif which stands for graphics interchange format, and that can create simple animations. it's widely used on the internet. other words include eurogeddon, plus super pac and superstorm. those all sound familiar. >>> here's your "first look" at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. this is beyond scrambled. an arizona woman six months pregnant has been arrested, accused of running down her husband with a jeep beca
're watching "early today." >>> stories making news this morning, new york governor andrew cuomo wants $30 billion in federal aid to rebuild after sandy. almost 60,000 customers are still without power on new york's long island and all new jersey drivers can buy gasoline today as odd/even rationing ends. >>> over the next decade u.s. oil output is expected to surpass saudi arabia according to the international energy agency. by 2020, the u.s. could be the largest oil producer in the world. >>> kevin clash, the voice of elmo on sesame street is taking a leave of absence after allegations surfaced of a relationship with an underage male. clash admits to the relationship but says it was between two consenting adults. >>> the word of the year in the oxford american dictionary for 2012 is gif, which stands for graphics interchange format that can create simple animations and is widely used on the internet. others words include eurogeddon, super pac and super storm. >>> a new study finds a link between women who had the flu during pregnancy and autism. children born to women who had the flu whil
and not in a rushed way." meanwhile, new york's governor andrew cuomo says his state needs $30 billion to help it recover from hurricane sandy. that number is five times his initial damage estimate and exceeds what is currently in fema's disaster relief fund. several organizations are stepping up to combat fraud against members of the military. the new york attorney general is providing financial relief for soldiers who were scammed by smartbuy. the storefront retailer allegedly was selling electronics from costco, walmart and sam's club at substanially higher prices and tacking on extra fees through its credit-only purchases. meanwhile, a new website, know-before-you- enroll, clues servicemen and - women into for-profit colleges said to be conning military members out of g.i. benefits. the schools promise a high-level education, but often charge 5 times more than public college. the kodak company is clicking with its bond investors to get out of bankruptcy. according to the wall street journal, the iconic photography giant has reached a deal with bond holders at jpmorgan chase and centerbrid
. the past hour, new york reduced andrew cuomo bus fares for the rest of the week. cannot thank the rest of -- the president enough. >> governor chris christie personally thank president obama for his help. they met with concerned lost their homes. nucleus remains very much in a state of emergency tonight. -- new jersey remains very much in a state of emergency tonight. at last check, to all people killed in the state. two million remain without power. vice president joe biden made some political waves. --, dangerous and attackers attacks, and now for president is again, less than a the election. mitt romney was joined by senator marco rubio at his rally at the university of miami. he showed u.s. -- praised fema playing a key role. vice president joe biden was in sarasota, and he is making some headlines for comments he made in a restaurant. he joked with him and about for president in 2016. followed a political rally ad ofhe slammed the gop the auto industry as dishonest. campaign declined to comment. a major donation from actor pitt. a supporter of same-sex marriage agreed to match the
, that's why new york governor andrew cuomo is await waiving all fares for the buses. starting today the army corps of engineers will bring in 250 high speed power pumping devices to clear out the water. you may have the debris to pick up in your yard or perhaps you have a roof that blew off. a lot of us have some damage and that is a hassle, no doubt about it. when we see what happened in other places, especially a small community in queens, one particular neighborhood it makes you realize how powerful this storm could be. news news sherrieabc2 news sherrie johnson is here. >> people on the outskirts of new york city returned home to find fire had taken everything the water had not. the fire was reported monday night after super storm sandy began sweeping through the region. families tried to salvage whatever they could find, melted bicycles, charred tolls, blackened chairs from happier times were scattered all around the area with small fires still burning. as families searched for their belongingser fire search and rescue teams searched for anyone who may have disappeared. they lo
governor andrew cuomo helped volunteers deliver more than 3,000 turkey dinners to those in need. >>> in new york city, hundreds of first responders and red cross workers were also giving the city meals from top chest. >>> a former model from price is right just won the ultimate showcase. brandy cochran was awarded $8.5 million in a wrongful termination case against the producers. she worked for seven years and was fired when she tried to return to work after maternity leave. >>> danica patrick announced her divorce via facebook and received an astounding response. 5,700 likes and filled with comments of support and more than a few marriage proposals. you know, give or take a few, i'm sure. queen elizabeth made oscar winner kate winslet made a commander of the excellent order of the british empire. that is the full title. command over the most excellent. could we add a couple more excellents bill? this is what she had to say about it. check this out. >> she asked me if i liked the job i do. i told her i loved it, not as much as i liked being a mother. she said, yes, that is then only job. i
andrew cuomo joined volunteers to help deliver more than 3,000 turkey dinners to those in need in breezy point. while in manhattan, hundreds of first responders and red cross workers were also served up a thanksgiving meal from the city's top chef. are you ready? >> i am. it's time to get the turkey on. >> it is time. ooimz looking forward to some pumpkin pie, you know? >> that's not bad. apple pie's my favorite. >> i've been craving it. >> a la mode. >>> now to a somber note. it was 49 years ago today that president john f. kennedy was assassinated in dallas, a day in which television played an unprecedented role in reporting a historic national tragedy. here is the very moment nbc news made the announcement when anchorman chet hutley was interrupted by his colleague, bill ryan. >> franklin delano roosevelt -- >> excuse me, here is a news flash. two priests who are with president kennedy say he is dead of bullet wounds. there is no further confirmation but this is what we have on a flash basis from "associated press." two priests in dallas who were with president kennedy say he is dead
up. new york governor andrew cuomo has said sandy could cost his state $33 billion. today storm victims still need help. on new york's staten island that includes old-fashioned house calls, drew levinson has the story. >> volunteer nurses fanned out across hard hit oak wood beach on new york's staten island going house to house, helping the many people here in need of medical care. >> do you have any other medical issues? >> asthma? heart disease. >> dr. neil napola grew up here and still lives and practices here. >> well felt that there was a lacking of medical, direct medical care, there was no boots on the street type of treatment in place. >> reporter: many of these residents lost everything, including their prescriptions, some were injured as the storm or its aftermath. >> we have, we found people with broken bones and hyperten receive crisis and hadn't had their insulin in days. >> many can't leave their homes to see a doctor because they are either sick, disabled or lost their cars during the storm. others say they similar my don't have the time. they are suffering throu
by hurricane sandy. a federal grant will be used to put 5,000 new yorkers back to work. governor andrew cuomo slated the funds will allow the state to quickly hire unemployed residents to clean up areas devastated by hurricane sandy. that's one thing a lot of people are not talking about. there's so much cleanup to be done. >> they need people to do it. >> what better people to do it. >> they can't hire a plumber or electrician or any of those things right now. >>> i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >>> if you think it's cold out, this may make you think twice about complaining. more than 200 people warmed up before taking an icy dip in the waters off southeast poland. the tradition sees swimmers aged 6 to 80 dressed up in wigs and costumes to take the polar plunge. at 39 degrees, some complained the water wasn't even cold enough, since usually it's about 14 degrees in winter. apparently they like pain. >> a congo line. >> "hobbit" fever has reached new heights. a a new zealand airline revealed its largest graphic ever. it fea
. >> thanks so much. >>> well, back here at home, new york governor andrew cuomo called superstorm sandy more impactful than hurricane katrina and now both new york and new jersey are asking for a combined total of more than $71 billion in federal aid. well, in new york the money would not only pay for cleanup and recovery, it would also be used to try and limit damage from future storms. new jersey, which saw heavy damage to its transit system and shoreline, suffered nearly $30 billion in losses. meanwhile, new jersey governor chris christie says it would be wrong for him to leave office before his state recovers. christie has now filed papers seeking re-election. >>> let's get a check of your weather with nbc meteorologist bill karins. busy in the west. checking a big storm, right? >> not for today. we have one more day to enjoy the sunshine and nice weather. the rest of the country won't be jealous of your weather anymore. looks like a rainy period wednesday an thursday with a couple big storms coming onshore. they're calling this the atmospheric river that will be heading into the west co
and new york governor andrew cuomo has criticized the company for being unprepared for this. power company say they are doing all they can. >>> for the first time since the 1973 yom kippur war, israel has fired. israel is -- has been fired on by syria. >>> up next, a first for some world fashion designers. >> we'll explain how the fashion show was the first of its kind. first, let's talk to our own fashion expert, tucker barnes. >> thank you very much. we've got a nice start to your day. these miles temperatures, got clouds on the horizon. i'll have the details on the forecast. julie wright is in too. she might have more jokes than traffic to talk about this morning but we'll get the latest from her coming up after the break.  >>> welcome back. taking a live look at reagan national right now and the temperature there, what does that say, 52? 50? >> 52. >> my eyes aren't so bad. >>> designers from all over the world gather in haiti for the nation's first fashion week. the four-day event was also an opportunity for haitian artists to showcase their work who rarely have a
pollowing supeessorm sandy. new york governor andrew cuomo plans to have a speccaal commission investigate the &putility company...and a roup of long island residents iled a class-action lawsuit against them for its response to the storm. it's been two wweks since sandy hit aad almost 50- thouuand residents are still waiting fr power. 3 --adblib weat hey make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. on any new volkswagen. how do you always have my favorite coffee? well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee and even hot cocoa, and you'll always find your favorite. with so many choices, keurig has everyone
out of money. governor andrew cuomo plans to ask $30 billion in aid. new york spent 134 million on emergency relief. gasoline will come to an end in new jersey this morning at 6:00. remain as place in new york city, also in long island, and the city's mayor, michael bloomberg says it will continue for sometime. >>> this morning, as we look at the satellite and radar, both quite active. we see the radar part with the rain pushing from the west to the east, this will continue as we go through the rest of the morning on the backside of the system, cold air funneling. in you can see snow around michigan right now, the great lakes also picking up on that as we go through the rest of the day. things will improve in terms of the wet weather dying out. the colder air will begin to move in here. high pressure will begin to move in. that's going to clear out our skies. tonight, we are going to be able to drop the temperatures off. once again, not seeing snow, because of the fact, well, we missed the timing of the cold air with the rain. it's falling in rain and not snow. looking at the te
suburbs. new york governor andrew cuomo is calling for an investigation of the utility company that serves long island. more than to 30,000 customers there remain without power this morning. >>> overseas syrian president bashir al assad denies the syrian army is killing syrian people. in an interview with russian tv assad said there's no problem between him and the syrian people. there is no civil war in syria. and the 19 month uprising is the problem of terrorism. he said he's not leaving, i will live and die in syria. >>> an update on that young pakistani girl targeted by the taliban. the british hospital where malala yousufzai is recovering released this video of her. she was shot in the head by the taliban in october for speaking out against militants and call for education for women. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton remembered slain u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens. she gave an award to stevens sister yesterday. clinton called stevens a fallen hero. designee understood that we will never prevent every act of terrorism or achieve perfect security in this world. and that our
in assistance. in the meantime, governor andrew cuomo plans to ask the government for $30 billion in disaster aid. >>> the federal red cross says it has received $117 million in donations to help the victims of sandy. the agency also says its response has been near flawless. some residents in certain areas disagree with that. they say the help has been sporadic and very difficult to find. >> red cross hasn't offered any assistance until yesterday. they take people's hard working money to assist people, and when push comes to shove, they don't assist. >> i think we are near flawless in this operation. i'm just so proud of everything that we are doing on the ground. >> the red cross says sandy poses unique challenges. it's the first cold weather hurricane, and it struck in an extremely urban area. the agency maintains it has more than 5,700 volunteers in the region who have already handed out nearly 5 million meals and snacks to people in need. >>> the new york veterans day parade not only honored those who fought for our country but collected donations for hurricane sandy victims. the group co
power since that storm hit. new york's governor andrew cuomo is calling for an investigation. he accuses utility companies of being unprepared and badly operated. families living in damaged homes are coping the best they can. >> that was the frosting on the cake. it was just. >> reporter: you're laughing about it. >> you know, if i started to cry, i really don't know when i would stop. >> new jersey governor chris christie says all 400,000 outages in his state should be fixed by saturday. >>> as some areas cope with all that snow, our area is getting ready for a warm-up. doug lets us know just how warm it ae's going to get. >> doreen, a sorely needed pattern shift. we've been talking about below average temperatures for two weeks. a nice night out there, but notice the breeze. we're still seeing winds gusting to 25 miles an hour at this hour, actual winds at northwest at 15 miles an hour, sustained and with a temperature of 47 we're talking windchills. take a look, 32 in winchester,s 37 in leesburg, 37 in gaithersbu gaithersburg, cold night, but we're in for a warm-up. i'll tell you all
unacceptable for power to not be restored by now. new york governor andrew cuomo slammed all of the state's power companies, but especially long island power for their slow response time. >>> the man who accused a sesame street puppeteer of an underage sexual relationship is now'droing the chargnow'dr now'dropping the charges. the now 23-year-old man accuseded kevin clash of beginning a relationship with him when he was 16. the law firm that represents the man released a statement saying the relationship was between consenting adults. clash released his own statement saying he's glad the allegation was put to rest. he did not say he would return from a leave of absence he took. >>> a triple shooting at a gas stas. it happened on the bp road near east capitol street. two men and a woman went to the hospital. someone fired shots inside the convenience store and took off. so far, no arrests. >>> a vote scheduled for this weekend could determine if arlington buys a controversial new homeless shelter. that facility would be inside a seven-story building on north 14th street across from county
newark and 33rd street and manhattan. governor chris christie and andrew cuomo also announced new ferry service that will replace trains and lines still damaged and flooded until they're back up and running. >>> two people are dead after a massive house explosion in indianapolis. the powerful blast happened late last night. could be felt for miles. at least three dozen homes were damaged or destroyed. the entire subdivision was evacuated and the power was turned off as well. about 200 people now staying in a nearby school set up as a shelter. still not clear what sparked the explosion, but a gas leak is expected. police continue to investigate. >>> several anti-government groups in syria are teaming up to form a new coalition tonight. this as fighting continued today all across that country. the move comes after intense international pressure to form a more united front to fight president bashar al assad's regime. the new coalition has elected a president, vice presidents and a security general. leaders are hoping this move will help draw in more international support as well as resourc
chief officer has resigned. he handed it down late tuesday, the same day that the governor, andrew cuomo said he is launching an investigation. >>> while families work to rebuild after sandy, some are scouring the streets looking for their lost four-legged friends. the water rose so quickly that families had no time to react. the teams are going street by street in staten island trying to save pets. >> many of them suffer from stress. some of the cats have flood their urine. some had exturnal -- external wounds. >> animals are placed in foster care until the owners can get back home. >>> you have to love the dave matthews band. not only is their music great, so is their spirit. they're the latest to pledge support for the victims from superstorm sandy. they're giving $1 million to a relief concert. they kick whoever their winter tour in east rutherford, new jersey. all ticket and merchandise sales will go toward a relief fund. >> president obama said the country cannot afford a tax increase on all america -- americans. >> the president laid it all out in his japped. >> reporter: in his f
delay or excuses in this lawsuit. >> reporter: governor andrew cuomo announced an investigation to -- the new york utility companies and recommend reforms. the new york city mayor michael bloomberg said seven new restoration centers will open in some of the hardest hit areas and will offer one-stop service providing everything from basic supplies to applications for state and federal assistance. the victims will have access to nyc rapid repairs, a new program sending teams of contractors and city inspectors to affected areas to quickly repair damaged homes. >> this program is crucial for home owners whose power can't be turned back on until certain repairs are made. >> reporter: staten island residents feeling neglected by fema and the red cross taking relief operations into their own hands. setting up a shelter, clothing and food distribution center at a local catering hall. >> we went full force into turning this into what the people needed and to lose hot meals. >> reporter: the effort is an island-based operation with neighbor helping neighbor. on staten island, molly line,
. the governor is relaxing the rules so voters won't be shut out. andrew cuomo issued an executive order allowing residents in areas affected by the storm to vote at any station. officials in neighboring new jersey are also making it easier for people to cast ballots. more than 60 polling stations in new york city are still unusable because of flooding or lack of electricity. workers have set up alternative sites. the voting process in manhattan and the city's other borrows has become more high-tech. they can mark paper ballots and insurt those into a scanner. it's the first time the system will be used in a u.s. presidential election. the results will start streaming in tuesday evening in united states. obama and romney will watch the returns come in from the respective home bases, chicago and boston. >>> obama arrived in his hometown early in the morning with the first lady. the latest polls suggest the president and his republican challenger mitt romney remain locked in a dead heat. obama spent the final campaign day visiting three swing states including ohio. he criticized romney's economic p
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